[wp-hackers] a plugin of a theme's own

Lee McFadden spleeman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 07:42:50 GMT 2005

I wasn't freaking out, I just didn't understand the reasoning behind
it.  Now that a couple of people have explained why it's a good idea I
can see that my comments weren't really valid.

On 20/09/05, Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have to say, I must agree with Andy. Let's not think of this as a
> theme's plugin file, let's think of it as functions that can be
> defined outside of the normal scope of a theme. Sure, other themes
> could just include their functions at the top, but what happens when
> you want to add an admin page? This is almost entirely the reason this
> hook was added after months of discussion on other threads, and I
> would hate to see it go because some people think that this is
> something it isn't.
> > I'm still not 100% sure of the reason behind allowing a theme to
> > define it's own functions.
> Themes could have declared their own functions before, nothing was
> stopping them, now we add the functions a few steps earlier, before
> the admin code, so that admin pages can be loaded. Why is everyone
> freaking out?
> --
> --Robert Deaton
> http://somethingunpredictable.com
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